Definition of Coade stone in English:

Coade stone


mass nounBritish
  • An artificial stone claimed to have greater resistance to frost and heat than natural stone, formerly much used for statues, decorative work, etc.

    • ‘The elegant Georgian houses have distinctive doorways decorated with Coade stone, a tough, resilient artificial stone manufactured in Lambeth.’
    • ‘Monuments in Coade stone survive in many English churches, including those to Capability Brown and his children at Fenstanton (Huntingdonshire).’
    • ‘The end facade has a niche with a marble putto, and above, the royal coat of arms in Coade stone.’


From the name of the family whose company manufactured the stone.


Coade stone